G.I. Joe: Retaliationmakes its theatrical debut on June 29th, with plenty of licensed G.I. Joe comics on the way from IDW Publishing to greet it. Though the first movie wasn't that well-reviewed, it was still highly watched, and the excitement over the sequel has grown steadily since the undeniably awesome Superbowl trailer. Before the fervor builds to a level that goes on to devour the earth and stars, let's take a moment to appreciate the work of the man who made the whole G.I. Joe phenomenon possible: artist and writer Larry Hama.
Go to enough "How to Write Comics" panel discussions and you're sure to hear several pieces of advice over and over again: how to build a plot, create complete characters, dramatic rise and blah blah blah everything else you should realistically already know. The most important piece of advice is the one that only comes up at the best panels: go live a life. Go out into the world and learn and experience things, so you'll actually have something to write about. For living proof, you'd be hard-pressed to find a better example in comics than Larry Hama.
We've liked what we've seen of G.I. Joe: Retaliation quite a bit so far. After all, it's hard to argue with a movie that literally blows up everything horrible about the first film and replaces it with, well, The Rock. Hasbro's upcoming line of 3.75" toys seem to echo this summer's Joe sequel improvements with figures packe
As demonstrated by the first trailer and latest commercial, there's potentially plenty to love about the upcoming G.I. Joe Retaliation movie. From the looks the five-page preview ofG.I. Joe Retaliation #1 that IDW's shared with us, the same kind of ninja-slaying action displayed in the film promos will be on display in John Barber and Salvad
As madly as I fell in love with the first G.I. Joe: Retaliation trailer, the upcoming film's Super Bowl XLVI commercial now showing on iTunes Movie Trailers has taken things to a whole new level. How do you top showcasing ninjas fighting on the side of a cliff, The White House being taken over by Cobra
I'm not sure how to say this exactly, but the freshly-posted trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation may be the craziest thing I've seen all year. There's The Rock, ninjas fighting on the side of a mountain, Cobra taking over the friggin' White House... I'm all kinds of overs
Upcoming:Fantagraphics has unveiled its Spring/Summer 2012 distributor's catalog, which includes works by Gary Panter, Mort Meskin, Malcolm McNeill, Basil Wolverton, George Herriman, Josh Simmons, Gilbert Hernandez, Jaime Hernandez, Tom Kaczynski, Nicolas Mahler, Jacques Tardi, Gabriella Giandelli, Guy Peellaert, Lorenzo Mattotti, Ulli Lust and many, many more.
Freedom of Speech: The offices of French satire magazine Charlie Hebdowere firebombed, presumably by Islamic extremists, a day after the magazine named the Prophet Muha
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